Programming the Crystal
Crystals are a special kind of solid material where the molecules fit together in a repeating pattern. This pattern causes the material to form all sorts of unique shapes.
Gemstones and crystals have traditionally been used in a variety of ways to restore balance and harmony to both the physical and spiritual elements of our lives.A crystal is an organized grouping of atoms, or molecules. Each crystal has different properties and shapes. For example, sugar crystals are oblong and slanted at the ends; salt crystals are cubic. Crystals can have very flat surfaces called facets. They can form geometric shapes such as triangles, rectangles, and squares. The shapes are a direct result of the type of molecules and atoms that make up the crystal. Smaller crystals and larger crystals that were formed of the same molecules and in the same method should have similar shapes. There are seven basic crystal shapes, also called lattices. They are Cubic, Trigonal, Triclinic, Orthorhombic, Hexagonal, Tetragonal, and Monoclinic.
Some elements can make more that one crystalline form. Carbon, as graphite, will conduct electricity, act as a lubricant between moving parts, be used as a writing tool (a pencil) and strengthen of steel. As diamond, carbon is used as an industrial cutting tool and as a gemstone in jewelry.This is where science and mysticism intersect: Crystals are millions of years old and were forged during the earliest part of the earth’s formation. I think of crystals as a timeless database of knowledge, because they retain all the information they have ever been exposed to. Crystals absorb information—whether a severe weather pattern, or the experience of an ancient ceremony—and pass it to anyone that comes into contact with them.Scientifically, crystals are the most orderly structure that exists in nature, meaning they have the lowest amount of entropy (a measurement of disorder). Crystals are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of all different energies around them, so they oscillate, emitting specific vibratory frequencies.
Each different crystal vibrates at a specific frequency when an electric current is passed through it. The original radios were created using vibrating crystals to create the frequency to transmit signals. As radio technology improved, radio transmitters had several different crystals to allow transmission on different frequencies. Modern radios have large number of different frequencies used by radio stations.Vibrating crystals can be used for time keeping. A quartz clock uses the vibration of a quartz crystal to measure time. When the crystal has an electric current passed through it, the crystal will vibrate at 60 hertz (60 times per second).
The way they are balanced, the frequencies they emit, and their ability to store a tremendous amount of information makes crystals essential to modern technologies. This is why there are crystals in computers, TVs, cell phones, satellites, and so on.Crystals are amazing beings.Crystal intelligence can be compared to a computer in that this intelligence can be programmed to suit certain needs. Crystals are far superior to computers and were used extensively in Atlantis, so let’s let our computer analogy only go so far. All crystals have programming built into them, and much of this programming has to do with maintaining the earth’s energy field. However a crystal is very versatile and can multitask so why not take advantage of these small helpers. This is where the programming comes in. Programming crystals is not difficult so do not let the word programming scare you off. In fact human consciousness has the ability and mechanism built into it to accomplish the programming with little effort.
Both thoughts and matter are composed of energy particles – the only difference being the rate of vibration: matter vibrates less intense and is more dense as compared to thoughts. The energy patterns of humans tend to be erratic and chaotic. We often jump from one subject to another and completely disregard order. Crystals, on the other hand, tend to have highly symmetric molecular or lattice structure, thus, they irradiate energy in a consistent and continual manner. This is one of the reasons why we find ourselves attracted to crystals at the first place. Their energy can help us harmonize our own. Many people not been able to meditate due to the high intensity of discordant and erratic energies, have managed to do so after placing suitable crystals in their meditation space and thus inducing an atmosphere of peace, calm and serenity.
People have been attracted to crystals since the dawn of time for burial rites, divination practices, healing rituals, spiritual advancement, and even simply as decoration to connote power. Our ancestors intuitively knew that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about energetic changes. People gravitate towards vortexes (where energy is either entering into the earth or projecting out of the earth’s plane) like Stonehenge and Sedona because these ancient and massive magical rocks sit on top of energetic ley lines—making them, in effect, an energy portal or place of power. People choose to wear diamonds as a sign of binding two people together (diamonds are the most indestructible natural substance on earth), and adorn the crowns of royals with crystals. For millennia, crystals have been used to heal, restore, and enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance.Approach your crystal as if you were addressing a conscious entity of extraordinary purity and elevated vibration. Further on, it is never too much to emphasize that the pattern we would like to program our crystal with, should always reflect our most high spiritual tendency of our inner being. Everything less than that, including our material and/or non material desires of the outer self, or even worse, desires that involve other people, no matter how noble they may seem, represent a serious error and should not be practiced.
In metaphysical terms, programming a crystal or other stone is storing an energy pattern in a crystal. The energy pattern programmed into the crystal can be any intention, thought, color, emotion, sound, use, or any other vibration. These vibrations can be accessed to bring those energies into use.The purpose of programming a stone is to focus its energy on something you specifically want or need, thereby magnifying its intent through your own. Once a stone has been programmed, it will continually emit that intention until it is cleared or reprogrammed. A stone can hold several intentions, up to four or five, as long as they are compatible.
Crystal programming is a process of implanting our selected thoughts and feelings into the crystal’s energy pattern. You and your crystal are co-workers in the field of expression. The programming of crystals is similar to charging, the only difference being that in the former case you charge the crystal with your own energy and intentions. But don’t take the word “programming” literally. The crystals are not mechanical devices with which you can do mechanical things. Try to build a personal relationship with them.When you ask them for help, you should try to establish a specific relationship with your crystals and treat them as if they were living entities. Crystals have their own intelligence and consciousness, so ask them to be your associates in the world of manifestation.Crystals have the properties of intensifying and irradiating mental and astral patterns and intentions they are programmed with. Once you have programmed your crystals they will emit the energy of your intention as long as you don’t reprogram them, thus redirecting their purpose. The programmed crystal will know what to do – it will irradiate the parer you have implanted into it. So remember: The most important part in the programming is your intent transferred to the crystal.
This is one way to program a crystal so that you or someone else can benefit later from the energy pattern programmed into it. If you have a different method you prefer, use it. I don’t believe there is one way to do it, but rather many, and you should choose the one(s) that suit you best. We might seek healing, protection, or spiritual guidance. Perhaps you wish to bring more love or prosperity into your life. You may desire to improve your home or work environment. These are just a few reasons you might wish to program a stone.There are some things we need to be done before a stone can be programmed.
We should hold a crystal in the palm of our hand and close our eyes. Try to get a sense of what the crystal is already programmed to do. If you have several crystals you may want to do this screening process on all of them, first, to pick the one best suited for the job. As you hold the crystal ask it to reveal its core programming. Some people will immediately get images and sound or sensations or feelings, others may not get anything without a bit of practice, patience, and quiet. In either case, once you tap into this core programming you will get a sense for what this crystal’s primary programming is for. This could be healing, manifestation, alignment of energy, processing negative energy, processing positive energy, transforming, building, breaking through blockages, polishing or finishing energy, just to name a few.Crystals communicate to your through your own psyche. That means what you sense or feel or see will come to you disguised as everyday thought in your head. Many students new to reading crystals keep looking for some extrasensory event to happen in their mind. This is not the case. You can get a feel for reading a crystal by trying several of them. You will find your thoughts gravitating to some direction when you hold certain ones. Picking up another one may send your thoughts in another direction. For example, picking up crystal “A” you start thinking about your mate, feelings of love and warmth come into you. Picking up crystal “B” your thoughts change and you now are thinking about your job and the work you have to do. Here both crystals are communicating to you their core programming. Crystal “A” is programmed for creating harmony and love, crystal “B” is programmed to get things done (manifestation type). So you see, when reading crystals, turn to your own thoughts for clues as to what this particular crystal’s core programming is.
For Programming Crystal we need Crystal, Clear Intent – Know what you want to program the crystal to do and focused Action – This method is one focused action.
Human thought directed into the crystal can program it up very nicely, quickly, and easily. Hold the crystal in your hand and think about what you want the crystal to help you with. Let’s say you want to harmonize your relationships. So imagine perfect harmony with your relationships as you hold the crystal in the palm of your hand. Take your other hand and hold it on top of the crystal about one or two inches from it. If you are sensitive enough, you will feel the energy flow from your one hand to the other with the crystal in between. Hold this thought and action steady for a minute or so. When you feel the process is finished, it is.
We need to select a stone that resonates with the intention you desire. For example, if you are looking for peace and calm, a meditation stone, or to let go of stress, choose a calming green stone or blue stone, such as chrysocolla or aquamarine. If you want an energizing stone to stimulate action or to bring positive results quickly, a red stone, such as ruby or garnet, would work well. If you feel that red is too forceful, choose an orange stone or yellow stone, such as carnelian or citrine.
– Clear your crystal with whatever method you prefer, and sit down with your crystal at your personal altar or in a place that you’re not likely to be disturbed while you are programming your crystal.
-Determine what the purpose you would like to program your crystal with is, and write it down on a piece of paper. Translate your goal into mental images.
-Find a quiet spot, light some incense, and see to it that you are rested, in good mood and concentrated. Relax all the muscles of your physical body and relax all your higher bodies. Try to stay in your heart and feel love. Feel the harmony within. You should feel at one with yourself, with others and with God.
-Perform the following pranayama of visualizing rose air: the rhythm should be 4x4x4 (while inhaling and counting to four, visualize rose air as it enters your body through your nose – let this image be clear. Let the rose air disperse throughout your physical body from head to toes while counting to four, then see clearly as the rose air leaves your body through the nostrils while counting to four). Repeat the cycle seven times.
-Perform the exercise of pratyahara. While sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, be a neutral observer of your thoughts. Let them flow, detaching from them, for as long as 10 minutes.
– Hold the crystal in your dominant hand (right hand if right handed) and clear your mind of unrelated thoughts. Start to focus on your intention for the programming of your crystal.
-In this state of concentration and calm, put the crystal on your heart. Transfer to it your energy of love.
-We need to formulate our intention. It is important that it is well thought out and properly focused. Vague or imprecise wording may confuse a stone’s energies, but specific and meticulous wording will precisely direct its energy towards your intention. Focus on your intention for your crystal by saying descriptive words aloud. For instance, if you want to program your crystal to bring peace of mind, start repeating the words “peace of mind” over and over again. A whisper is fine if a normal tone of voice would attract distracting attention from others.
– Repeat your intent verbally into your non-dominant hand, then place that hand over your crystal to push the vibrations into the crystal.
-Put your crystal on the forehead and project your clean, perfect mental images of what you want to accomplish. Now your intent, thought and feeling are projected into the crystal, and the crystal is going to keep them in active state of vibration, as long as you do not decide to reprogram it.
– Continue holding the crystal and repeating your intention until it feels as though the vibrations have sunk into the crystal fully. If necessary, repeat step four.
-To increase your sensitivity to life force energy you can also rub your palms together using sea (rock / kosher) salt. Always be in a calm state of mind or you risk feeling nothing. When you have the crystal in your hand, communicate with your crystal by asking for permission to work with it and sending it your love and welcome.
-Always take this crystal with you if you have programmed it for personal purposes. It will be a great friend of yours, greater than you can imagine. Put it in a bag made out of decorative natural materials. So prepared, you can put it around your neck, in your pocket or purse.
And finally, before programming, the selected stone must be purified of any outside energies, and cleared of any previous programming.
To program a stone, sit quietly and focus
your mind on your intention.
Hold the stone and gaze at it. Sense its energy, letting your own become attuned to it. Once you feel in harmony with the stone, clearly and firmly state your intention aloud. You may wish to repeat it several times to anchor it into the stone. You will intuitively feel when the programming is complete.
Once a stone has been programmed, you may wish to spend time each day with it, asking its energies to be transferred to you. Depending on its purpose, you may wish to wear the stone, carry it in your pocket, or place it by your bed.Now that you know how to program a crystal how do you get it to help you with whatever it is you programmed into it. Well there are a couple ways. The first would be to wear or carry it. This method works fine if they are small, but if they are large this will not be possible. For larger crystals you can meditate with them, or just hold them in your hand for 5 minutes or so and ask the crystal to help you with what you have programmed into it. The crystal will then go about making subtle changes in your energy field to help you with this directive. Do not be surprised if your life changes because of this work, that is what you wanted; however it may not be what you expected. Crystals often have a mysterious way of changing your reality and the areas where you thought there was no change needed winds up being the one that is changing. This is all part of the process. Best thing to do here is to go with it and see where it takes you. Usually it takes you where you wanted to go but not in the way you thought it would.
Stones can corrupt or exchange their programs when coming into physical contact with one another. To prevent this, protect your stone by wrapping it in white cloth made of natural fibers, such as silk or cotton, when not in use. As white is the most reflective color, it will reflect outside energies away from the stone and prevent it from absorbing any outside forces and from giving off its own programming. Protecting your stone’s programming will prevent you from being influenced by other programming that is not what you currently want or need.
Re-program your stones if you become more attuned to finer details of the focus of your intention.
Once your intuition tells you or you have a sense that the crystal has accepted the vibrations, open your hands and thank the crystal. The crystal is now programmed.This method can also be used with tumbled stones, spheres, polished crystals, and natural chunks of minerals, as well as natural crystals.To retrieve and use the crystal’s program, hold and rub the crystal while asking (silently or out loud) for its programming to be released and those energies come out.To erase the crystal’s program, clear the crystal with intent to remove the programming.